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SFCC Foundation 26th Annual Spring Gala

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The SFCC Foundation, Inc. held its 26th annual Spring Gala on April 24 at the Hotel Jacaranda. Each year, the SFCC Foundation conducts its annual meeting during the banquet and raises money for student scholarships. The highlights of the gala were the live and silent auctions which included vacations to New York City, New Orleans, Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga., St. Augustine, Fla., Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys, and two Apple iPads. Scholarship recipients Alexandra Garcia, Take Stock in Children, and Jennifer Nichols, Drs. Vinod and Tarlika Thakkar Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence, were also present and thanked the SFCC Foundation board for its efforts and helping them attend college.

“The annual gala is a time when we elect new directors to serve three-year terms on our board and is also an exciting fund raising event,” said Don Appelquist, director, SFCC Foundation, Inc. “Last year we awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to needy and deserving students, and this event helps us raise some of that money.”   

Tami Cullens, SFCC Board of Trustees, and Joey Sacco, SFCC Foundation, Inc. board member.

Tami Cullens, SFCC Board of Trustees, and Joey Sacco, SFCC Foundation, Inc. board member.

Catherine P. Cornelius, SFCC president emerita, and SFCC President Dr. Norm Stephens

Catherine P. Cornelius, SFCC president emerita, and SFCC President Dr. Norm Stephens

Michele Heston, SFCC nursing director, Dr. Norm Stephens, Laurie Stephens, and Justine Devlin.

Michele Heston, SFCC nursing director, Dr. Norm Stephens, Laurie Stephens, and Justine Devlin.

Scholarship recipient Alexandra Garcia, Take Stock in Children coordinator Irene Castanon, and SFCC Foundation, Inc. Director Don Appelquist

Scholarship recipient Alexandra Garcia, Take Stock in Children coordinator Irene Castanon, and SFCC Foundation, Inc. Director Don Appelquist

Dr. Leana Revell, SFCC vice president, educational and student services, Anne Reynolds, SFCC Board of Trustee, and Laurie Stephens.

Dr. Leana Revell, SFCC vice president, educational and student services, Anne Reynolds, SFCC Board of Trustee, and Laurie Stephens.

Sharon Schuler, general manager, the Hotel Jacaranda, and Glenn Little, SFCC vice president, administrative services

Sharon Schuler, general manager, the Hotel Jacaranda, and Glenn Little, SFCC vice president, administrative services

Dr. Norm Stephens, Anita Kovacs, SFCC controller, and Bil Kovacs, technical director, SFCC cultural programs

Dr. Norm Stephens, Anita Kovacs, SFCC controller, and Bil Kovacs, technical director, SFCC cultural programs

Joyce Maenpaa, Dr. Norm Stephens, SFCC Trustee Richard Maenpaa, and Don Appelquist

Joyce Maenpaa, Dr. Norm Stephens, SFCC Trustee Richard Maenpaa, and Don Appelquist

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